Lorenzo extends Championship lead

Updated: July 16, 2012

Spain’s 2010 world champion Jorge Lorenzo won the Italian MotoGP to extend his lead in the overall standings.

The 25-year-old Yamaha rider – who ended a two race winless run having last won the British MotoGP on June 17 – came home clear of compatriot Dani Pedrosa on a Honda while Italian Andrea Dovizioso was third on another Yamaha.

It was Lorenzo’s 43rd career success and sees him extend his lead to 19 points over Pedrosa, who won last weekend’s German race.

However, Pedrosa’s Honda team-mate and defending world champion Casey Stoner saw his chances of bowing out in his final year on the circuit with the title fade further as he trailed in in eighth spot.

1. Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 41:37.477
2. Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 41:42.700
3. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Yamaha 41:48.142
4. Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda 41:48.188
5. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Ducati 41:49.172
6. Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Yamaha 41:49.537
7. Nicky Hayden (U.S.) Ducati 41:49.712
8. Casey Stoner (Australia) Honda 42:08.094
9. Hector Barbera (Spain) Ducati 42:09.205
10. Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Honda 42:12.066
11. Ben Spies (U.S.) Yamaha 42:35.339
12. Randy de Puniet (France) Aprilia 42:37.440
13. Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Aprilia 42:48.677
14. James Ellison (Britain) Aprilia 42:48.935
15. Mattia Pasini (Italy) Aprilia 42:49.305